Learning Support Department

The Learning Support Department aims to provide support and guidance to students who have greater difficulties in learning than the majority of their peers. The same support and guidance is given to staff, in order to assist them in meeting the needs of these individual students.


The Learning Support Department comprises SENDCO, Assistant SENDCo,  a SHLTA, an HLTA, TA’S, an ASD Co-ordinator and a Specialist Teacher. They provide a whole range of provision, from support in classrooms, targeted intervention for groups and individuals, mentoring, extra-curricular activities, homework facilities, to the use of key staff and external specialist agencies.

Our philosophy is very much about facilitating that all students have access to all areas of the curriculum. Students are identified for extra support, from information received from our feeder primary schools and assessment on entry to the Academy. These students are noted on our Special Needs Record and their progress and attainment monitored accordingly. As well as the provision provided by the department, all staff also receive information and advice on meeting the needs of individual students in their curriculum area.

We are aware of the necessity for a close working relationship with parents and carers and recognise the crucial nature of such relationships when supporting children with special needs. We value the contribution they can make given their unique knowledge and experience of their child and encourage a regular dialogue between school and home. 

SENDCO: Miss Sarah Kenning kennings@wellandparkacademy.com